Google’s Big Earnings Takeaways: AI, Google Cloud Profit, Hiring
From Google Cloud turning a profit for the first time to Google’s hiring outlook in 2023 and bold artificial intelligent vision, CRN breaks down the six biggest takeaways from Google’s first quarter 2023 financial earnings report.
Google Leveraging Mandiant AI, Combining AI Groups
Google has introduced generative AI to identify and prioritize cyber threats, automate security workflows and response, and help scale cybersecurity teams for its large customer base, Pichai said. This security innovation is, in part, thanks to Google’s blockbuster $5.4 billion acquisition of cybersecurity superstar Mandiant last year.
“We are successfully integrating Mandiant with our products, including Mandiant Threat Intelligence and Breach Analytics,” said Google’s CEO.
To accelerate AI innovation and progress, Google is combining its Google Research team, dubbed the Brain Team, with its cutting-edge AI subsidiary DeepMind into a single unit.
“Combining all this talent into one focused team, backed by the pooled computational resources of Google, will help accelerate our progress and develop the most capable AI systems safely and responsibly,” said Pichai.
“So both are getting access to pool talent so that they can work together in a coordinated way which will definitely will help us pool our computational resources, which is going to be critical and will help us build,” he said. “The core product is obviously building more capable models safely and responsibly and taking into account all the capabilities our customers need, both on the consumer side and the cloud side and being able to iterate and getting that virtuous cycle going.”
The Takeaway: Google is combining its AI experts under one roof to try to accelerate AI innovation even faster.